Listen to this bit:
25 I lie in the dust;
revive me by your word.
Now teach me your decrees.
and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds.
encourage me by your word.
give me the privilege of knowing your instructions.
I have determined to live by your regulations.
Lord, don’t let me be put to shame!
"keep me from lying to myself"
How do I know if I am lying to myself? How can I know if I am self deceived?
Well, I know that good friends can keep me honest, but how do I know if they have got it right?
I only know one person who knows me completely and is wise and brave enough to say it as it is and that's God. He does say some things in his word that are painful and direct but I love respect him all the more for saying them. The capacity my heart has to lie to itself is staggering, what I need is an injection of realism from the word so that I don't let it pull the wool over my eyes.